Walthamstow Reservoirs



The entrance to the fishery is on the Forest Road opposite the Ferry Boat Inn, about halfway between Tottenham Hale and Blackhorse Road tube stations.

Public Transport

Situated in Zone 3, the fishery is easy to get to on public transport. 

London Underground: the Victoria Line goes to both Blackhorse Road and Tottenham Hale.  The entrance is 10 minutes walk from either station.

By Rail: Blackhorse Road and Tottenham Hale are 20 mins from Liverpool Street station. The Gospel Oak to Barking Line (part of the London Overground) also goes through Blackhorse Road. 

Buses: The 123 or 230 bus stops outside the fishery and the W4 stops 100 yards from the entrance.  

By Car

At present there is free car parking for fishing permit holders left of the Main Gate on Ferry Lane. Should this be full, anglers can use the Wetlands car park but must obtain a token for the barrier from the rangers before they leave.

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Facilities &  Safety

Disabled access: There are two car parks reserved for disabled drivers, one by the North West corner of No 4, the other by the South West corner of No 5. If you have your disabled badge visible in your windscreen the Rangers will lift the barrier allowing access.

Wheelchair access: Although a wheelchair ramp has been installed to the Self-Service Permit Office, at present only one of the coarse fishing reservoirs has a platform specially constructed for wheelchairs. The club is working with Thames Water to introduce wheelchair platforms on the fly-fishing reservoirs. Ring the fishery for the latest information.

Toilets: There are both Lady’s and Gentleman’s toilets in the Engine House. 

Shelter: There is a fisherman’s shelter near the Causeway between Reservoirs Nos 4 and 5, handy in the event of a downpour. 

Pub: The Ferry Boat Inn just across the road serves food but there are no shops within easy walking distance so it is best to bring your own provisions.


Gate Office: 0208 8081527   

Fishery Mobile: 07747 641179

Ticket Prices

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Stocking: Thames Water aim to stock with an average of 1,000 rainbows once a month into November.

You will find the Self-Service Permit Office to the left of the Gate Office. Fill out a ticket here, entering your details on the catch return sheets. Tear ticket in half along perforation, retaining one half. Place the other half and cash/cheque in one of the envelopes provided and post through Permit Letter Box to the right of the door to the Self-Service Permit Office.

Season tickets – (75 fish) can be purchased from the Gate Office. 

Two passport photos are required.

Make cheques payable to:

“Thames Water Utilities Ltd”.

A 35-fish season top-up ticket is also available.

NB: Thames Water are offering Angling Trust individual members a 10% discount on season tickets at Walthamstow and Farmoor. Annual AT individual membership is £25 for adults, which your 10% discount will easily cover - and more! It’s like getting AT membership - free.

More information here>>

Don’t forget to fill in your catch return sheet entry on your way out - blanks included!

Guide to No 4 (30 acres) >>

Guide to No 5 (41 acres) >>

The East Warwick (42 acres) is a 100% catch-and-release, fly-only water, available exclusively to WFFC members, with the season running from 1st Sept-31st May.

Stocking: 600 rainbows and 250 brown trout every season.

See EW Stocking history>>

As with the day-ticket reservoirs, you are required to enter your details on the catch return sheets, before and after your session, signing in and signing out.

Strict catch & release precautions apply:

ie barbless hooks, no Boobies and knotless mesh landing nets.

See Rules & Guidelines for EW>>

East Warwick season tickets are available, although WFFC members who buy

a Nos 4 & 5 season ticket can buy an

East Warwick season ticket at a reduced rate. The East Warwick season nomally runs from 1st September-31st May.

East Warwick season tickets may be purchased at the Gate Office with a cheque payable to “Thames Water Utilities Ltd” (or cash), on production of two passport photos and your current WFFC membership card.

Guide to East Warwick>>

East Warwick Background>>

East Warwick Gallery>>

New to Walthamstow? With concrete banks all the way round, and depths of 15-20 feet within casting distance, Walthamstow is nothing like your average reservoir. This has advantages and disadvantages. We have a few tips that might help you avoid a blank more>> 

Fish food: What you can expect to find inside Walthamstow trout more>>

Daphnia: With buzzers, the most common food item found in Walthamstow trout. And yet very little information on its life cycle has been made available to fly fishermen. Find out more>>

Living with cormorants: Walthamstow is home to one of the largest year-round colonies of nesting cormorants in the South-East. One of the reasons why sport on the coarse fishing reservoirs is restricted to carp, bream and tench too large to be easily swallowed. Despite this, Thames Water have developed a successful trout fishery.

Find out how more>>

Walthamstow Wetlands: Due to open in 2017, this project aims to transform Walthamstow Reservoirs into ‘one of the largest urban wetland nature reserves in Europe’.

You can follow developments at www.walthamstow-wetlands.org.uk>>

This should see a general improvement in facilities with both the Marine House and the Coppermill being refurbished

Find out more about what is being planned>>

No 4

No 5



Ferry Boat Inn

Self-Service Permit Office

Coppermill Stream

Cross and go left for No 4 and No 5

Carry straight on for East Warwick

Sign in here

North West corner of No 4

Post Envelope through Permit Letter Box

Cormorant marks but this East Warwick

rainbow is still in superb condition

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